For several years, the Texas Operation Lifesaver Team has participated in the Holiday Toy Train exhibit at the Train Depot in downtown Nacogdoches, TX.

2016 the Team came from diversed areas of the   Union Pacific's East Texas Division.

          •  Carnell from Shreveport, LA

          •  Mark from Houston

          •  Jack from Beaumount

The Team brought Operation Lifesave materials to hand out to the kids and adults telling the stories of safety around railroad tracks, railroad yards and railroad crossings.

The Crew of the Loblolly Railroad extend their thanks to the men and women of the Union Pacific Railroad an Operation Lifesaver for their support and participation in promoting railroad safety and our hobby.

Members of the OLS Team are available to bring their presentation to your school, civic or professional group.  Click HERE to schedule a presentation.


In downtown Longview, TX, The Gregg County Historical Museum celebrates the holiday season with decorations and toy trains.  The Crew of the Loblollly Railroad has become an intrical part of their holiday  celebration.

The Museum's Education wing receives the full Christmas treatment with weeks of preparations, decorations, and lighting.

Since 2014, the Loblolly Crew has brought their 8 x 44 foot O gauge display, decorating it for the holiday season and running toy trains for museum visitors during the month of December.

The Museum has been an important part of the community's holiday season creating family traditions.  School groups are invited to the museum to see the wonders of East Texas history and see the wonders of a toy train Christmas.

The Crew of the Loblolly Railroad extend their thanks to the staff and supporters of the Museum for their support.

For more information about the Museum, click HERE.

For more information about the depot, click HERE.  /  For more information about toy train shows an events, click HERE.

Since 2011, the Loblolly Railroad model toy train display has been a part of the Nacogdoches Christmas holiday season.

With Friday, Saturday and Sunday running hours, the City of Nacogdoches and the Center for Regional Heritage Research, a department of Stephen F. Austin University, sponsors this holiday treat for kids young and old.

The event is free with lots of free parking available.  Where will you find this happening?  The restored Nacogdoches Railroad Depot.

The exhibits general opens the Friday after Thanksgiving Day and runs for 3 consecutive weekends from mid-morning to dusk.